Unemployment Rate in Mauritius increased to 7.10 percent in the first quarter of 2020 from 6.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Unemployment Rate in Mauritius averaged 7.50 percent from 1983 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 19.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 1983 and a record low of 2.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 1991. This page provides the latest reported value for - Mauritius Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Mauritius Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Mauritius is expected to be 8.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Mauritius to stand at 8.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Mauritius Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 8.70 percent in 2021 and 8.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Mauritius Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.10 6.40 19.70 2.70 1983 - 2020 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-26 12:30 PM Q2 6.6% 6.9% 6.70%
2019-12-20 11:00 AM Q3 6.7% 6.6% 6.6%
2020-03-31 11:00 AM Q4 6.4% 6.7% 6.2%
2020-06-30 02:00 PM Q1 7.1% 6.4% 7.3%
2020-10-26 02:00 PM Q2 7.1% 8.6%
2020-12-23 11:00 AM Q3 8.7%


Mauritius Unemployment Rate
In Mauritius, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.